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Template:Floor Haunted Houses is the 2012 Hallowe'en event. It is a community-based event, where players must pick a side to hunt ghost haunting houses in RuneScape. Players can start the event in the Varrock Square or Falador Park by talking to either Brother Righteous for Team Righteous or Brother Heinous for Team Heinous.


Start pointQuest map icon Speak to Brother Righteous or Brother Heinous in Varrock Square or Falador Park.
Member requirementF2P icon Free to play
Official difficultyNovice Novice
Official lengthShort
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
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Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. None; transportation items may be helpful
Enemies to defeat
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Hunting ghosts

Ghost exorcise

Dismissing a ghost.

There are ghosts haunting the houses of RuneScape, which you must find. Players can get hints for the locations of the ghosts by talking to either one of the monks, Brother Righteous (white) or Brother Heinous (red), and the locations will reset every two hours. You will receive a notification in the chatbox when the next wave begins. Before every wave, it is required to check in with the monks either in Varrock or Falador and start a hunt.

Once a ghost is found, it can be dismissed, rewarding the player with 10 ectoplasm that can be spent on various rewards in the Halloween Reward Shop. Robes pieces cost 25 ectoplasm each and an ectoplasmator may be purchased after purchasing all of the robes for 50 ectoplasm. An ectoplasmator provides Prayer experience when killing ghosts, in a way similar to a bonecrusher.

Current locations

The new wave has started at 09:30 UTC. A new wave will start in:
November 01 2012 09:30 UTC This message will be displayed if the timer does not show up (if you do not have javascript enabled on your browser, for example)

NOTE: You must ask either one of the monks (Brother Righteous or Brother Heinous) to join hunt before starting to find the ghosts!

The current ghosts can be found in the following locations:


Members Only:

  • Catherby - Bank
  • Seer's Village Bank

All known locations


Members Only

  • East Ardougne
    • House immediately south of the north bank
    • House immediately north of church (locked)
      NOTE: You WILL take damage if you fail to pick the lock. Players with Thieving levels below 60 are advised to bring some food and preferrably lockpicks or hair clips.
    • House at the north end of Ardougne Market
    • Wizard's House
    • Church
    • Estate Agent
    • Southeast bank (south of the market)
    • House with Estate agent - Northwest of the Bank (Southeast)
    • Zenesha's Platebody Shop - at the south end of Ardougne Market (this location replaced the Registrar's House ghost location)
    • Wizard Cromperty's House at northeast corner of Ardougne


Every ghost dismissed earns the player 10 ectoplasm, thus a maximum of 50 ectoplasm can be gained per hunt. Each piece of the robes costs 25 ectoplasm, while the ectoplasmator costs 50.

All rewards can be stored in the toy box of a player owned house.

All rewards, with the exception of the cloaks, are members-only. If you are Free-to-play, you only get the choice of the cloak when you select the option *Shop*. The robes can be switched freely between hallowed and unhallowed versions. The ectoplasmator can only be bought while wearing the full set of robes.

Image Name Cost Members
Hallowed hood/Unhallowed hood Hallowed hood/Unhallowed hood 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Hallowed cloak/Unhallowed cloak Hallowed cloak/Unhallowed cloak 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Hallowed torso/Unhallowed torso Hallowed torso/Unhallowed torso 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Hallowed robe skirt/Unhallowed robe skirt Hallowed robe skirt/Unhallowed robe skirt 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Hallowed gloves/Unhallowed gloves Hallowed gloves/Unhallowed gloves 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Hallowed boots/Unhallowed boots Hallowed boots/Unhallowed boots 25 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Ectoplasmator Ectoplasmator 50 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px
Total cost (P2P) 200 Ectoplasm (2012 Hallowe'en event) 30px

A total of 200 ectoplasm points is needed to unlock all of the rewards. This means a member has to complete at least four games. While F2P are only rewarded with a cloak, therefore they only have to complete one game to unlock all F2P rewards


Haunted Houses Varrock

Varrock during the event.

Haunted Houses Falador

Falador during the event.

  • Ghosts are not visible until the player is within 6 squares of them. Players should make sure they get close enough to find them.
  • Watch the in-game message area, as it can mention that you have spotted a ghost in a location if you went near enough to it. If you see this line but have not seen the ghost yet, look around as you are near it. (You only see this message if you are the first player in a hunt to spot the particular ghost.)
  • Remember that spotting a ghost does not dismiss it. Make sure you actually dismiss it!
  • Weight reducing clothing may be of assistance as there is a bit of running around involved.
  • It is possible to have an unhallowed cloak and the hallowed set, or vice versa, This is done so by logging on to a F2P world and switching the cape's colours and switching back to a P2P world and putting the robes on.
  • This event is very similar to Chocatrice vs Evil Chicken.
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